Apple sues Mac rumor Website, from CNN
…could only have been obtained by someone who had signed a confidentiality agreement with Apple.
But apparently none of the ThinkSecret people actually had signed a confidentiality agreement with Apple. Instead, Apple’s claim is that
ThinkSecret had induced these individuals to breach confidentiality agreements that they had signed with Apple.
That’s a crime? Being an accessory to breaching a confidentiality agreement?
The thing that surprises me about this story though is that Apple apparently isn’t trying to get ThinkSecret to divulge its sources. ThinkSecret isn’t exactly a blog, but this is edging close to the issue of whether or not bloggers are entitled to reporters’ privilege.
The company also said that it believes [Nick] dePlume is an assumed name.
Jeez, you think?